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ICD-10-CM Code E79.8
Other disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

E79.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E798 is used to code Hypouricemia

Hypouricemia is a level of uric acid in blood serum that is below normal. In humans, the normal range of this blood component has a lower threshold set variously in the range of 2 mg/dL to 4 mg/dL, while the upper threshold is 530 micromol/L (6 mg/dL) for women and 619 micromol/L (7 mg/dL) for men. Hypouricemia usually is benign and sometimes is a sign of a medical condition.

Specialty: Endocrinology

Uric acid

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Coding Notes for E79.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Hereditary xanthinuria

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #642 - Inborn and other disorders of metabolism.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E79.8 - Other disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E79.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Xanthinuria, hereditary (E79.8)
Orotaciduria, oroticaciduria(congenital) (hereditary) (pyrimidine deficiency) (E79.8)


Other disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code E79.8 and a single ICD9 code, 277.2 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: E79 - Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism

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